We take a detailed look at the full service procedure for Shimano Dura Ace 7900 hubs. While similar to older Shimano hubs, this generation brought on some unique features.
We update our rim width database for the 2013 model year. Who went wide? Who stayed narrow? We also include several new manufacturers in our updated chart.
We discuss the particulars of how to true your wheels. Is it hard? Can I do it at home? You'll need a few special tools, but the methods are simple and only require practice.
We take you through a step-by-step installation and bleed procedure for the Magura RT8 hydraulic rim brake. This revolutionary design is featured on bikes such as the Cervelo P5.
We take a close look at hub service procedures for CycleOps Powertap G2 and G3 hubs. This includes battery replacement, freehub service, and basic troubleshooting.
We take a close look at the concept of wheel stiffness. What does it mean? How does it affect your performance? Are all wheels created equal? For more myth-busting, read on.
We discuss the ins and outs of carrying things on your bike - food, fluids, tools, computers, lights, and the kitchen sink. What should you carry? Where should it go? For more, read on.
We take a detailed look at the new integrated aero brakes featured on the 2013 Trek Madone line. We discuss tech, installation, rim width adjustment, and basic troubleshooting.
We show you how to wrap bar tape on a road-style drop handlebar - like a pro. While steeped in tradition and lore, this operation is simple enough for all levels of experience.
We show you how to make a tail light mount for your aero seatpost equipped bicycle. They’re relatively easy to make and can fit any bike on the market.
We show you how to make a 31.8mm diameter accessory mount for your aerobars. It works well for handlebar-mounted lights, cameras, computers, and GPS units.
We examine the particulars of rear dropout and derailleur hanger design. Do you want horizontal or vertical? Replaceable or non-replaceable? For the ins and outs of each, read on.
We walk through a complete overhaul of the latest Zipp hub, called the 188. This model features adjustable bearings, improved weather sealing, and a more robust drive mechanism.
We delve in to the particulars of a relatively new segment of bicycles – fat bikes. Featuring super-size tires and exceptional traction, they could be your perfect tool for winter training.
We begin our How-To series on hubs, starting with the Zipp 182. Learn how to do everything from basic service to a full overhaul and bearing replacement for this popular hub.
This is Part 2 of our How-To series on bicycle chains. This segment covers installation details for several brands, and offers a few final words on chain sizing.
In this segment of our How-To series, we discuss the particulars of chain sizing, derailleur capacity, and attempt to debunk some old cycling mechanical myths.
Want a new P5 or a Shiv? How about an Ordu or a Slice RS? Maybe a BMC Tm01 or a Felt DA? How do these new superbikes fit? Here's how they compare to the standard bikes with which you're familiar.
We continue our How-To series on cassettes. This segment covers the nitty-gritty details of cassette spacers, freehub standards, and what to do in the event of a cassette removal problem.
This segment of our How-To series covers everything you need to know about removing, cleaning, and installing multi-speed cassettes. It's easy, requires few tools, and can be done in minutes.
How do you retask your long/low frame motif to fit those who need narrow/tall bikes? Felt's B series has the slippery shape of the DA, but fits and rides like a Coup De Ville.
We analyze the evolution of bicycle bolts, which now include a relatively new standard, called Torx. We cover what it is, how it works, and the performance advantages.
Jordan Rapp has been kind enough to share both his winning Quarq power file from New York, as well as his power data from Kona and TrainingPeaks provided an analysis of the data.
Pete Jacobs, Luke McKenzie, and Faris Al-Sultan were gracious enough to share their power data files and TrainingPeaks analyzed how the race went down, by the numbers.
We continue or How-To series on headsets. This segment covers stem and spacer installation, bearing preload adjustment, and all of the fun classroom theory behind general headset function.